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In December 2008, Bolivia was declared to be 'free from illiteracy' - the third country to do so in Latin American and the Caribbean after Cuba and Venezuela. Now Honduras is set to achieve the same landmark within the next ten months... This a

Bulletin 8 February 2010

 Costa Rica elects first woman president ♦ Venezuela: Chávez expropriates landmark buildings ♦ Argentina: former President has emergency heart operation ♦ Brazil: interest rates set to go up ♦ Colombia: forest fires threaten nat

Brazil on the global stage

Lamia Qualalou, a journalist based in Rio de Janeiro, looks at Lula's ambitions for Brazil on the global stage.
Highly respected Colombian human rights activist, Jesuit Javier Giraldo Moreno, has published an open letter criticising the appointment of former president Alvaro Uribe as professor at the Jesuit University of Georgetown, Washington DC.
This week UN delegates meeting in New York are evaluating progress made in achieving the MDGs. Amnesty International has produced three radio programmes in Spanish.
Promising improvements in the Human Development Index of the region but there is still great inequality says 20th Human Development Report released by the United Nations Development Programme.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Education movement gains ground. As calls for more resources to be invested in education are growing across the country

Another Chile is Possible

Chilean students have long questioned the country's education system, decrying it for being commercial and elitist.

Chile: waging war on memory

The Chilean Minister of Education has removed the term 'military dictatorship' from the national curriculum for primary education. Understandably, human rights groups have expressed alarm.
LAB's Claudia Pompa reports on how the Centro Educativo Mbaracayu (CEM), located in the Mbaracayú Forest Biosphere Reserve in north-east Paraguay, educates and trains girls from rural communities to become 'rural and environmental entrepreneurs'.

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